Raspberry-Champagne Fizz

Raspberry-Champagne Fizz
Staff Writer
Raspberry-Champagne Fizz

Viviane Bauquet Farre

Whenever I think of New Year’s Eve, I think of champagne… I simply adore the flavor, the bubbles, and the festive feeling it conjures up. Every year I shop for a very special bottle well ahead of the festivities and then look forward to the moment, at the last stroke of midnight, when we’ll pop the cork with great joy, and — I must admit — a fair amount of noise!

So it’s not surprising that for New Year’s Eve I was inspired to create a dessert that’s all about champagne! The idea came to me as I was contemplating the famous French cocktail, the Kir Royal (champagne with a dash of cassis liqueur). So why not take the concept of the Kir Royal, but give it an American twist and make it an ice cream-champagne float?

The result is simply sublime. Served in a gorgeous martini glass, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a drizzle of raspberry coulis spiked with Chambord liqueur and a splash of champagne are transformed into a dazzling dessert — one that will invariably make heads turn and taste buds sing.

12
Servings
146
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the raspberry coulis

  • 10  ounces  fresh or frozen raspberries (thawed if frozen)
  • 1  teaspoon  lemon juice
  • 3  tablespoons  organic sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  Chambord or cassis liqueur

For the cocktail

  • 1  quart  vanilla ice cream
  • 18  ounces  fresh raspberries
  • bottle champagne or sparkling wine

Directions

For the raspberry coulis

To make the coulis, place the raspberries, lemon juice, sugar, and liqueur in the bowl of a food processor and process at high speed until very smooth. Pass through a fine sieve and pour into a large squeeze bottle. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the cocktail

To serve, squeeze a little raspberry coulis in a martini glass. Top with one or two scoops of vanilla ice cream, depending on the size of your glasses. Garnish with the raspberries. Top each glass with sparkling wine or champagne at the table — it makes it more fun for your guests!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
56mg
19%
Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Protein
17g
37%
Calcium, Ca
10mg
1%
Choline, total
42mg
10%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
3µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
140mg
20%
Selenium, Se
21µg
38%
Sodium, Na
78mg
5%
Water
44g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Raspberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Raspberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.